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MINUTES 

OF THE 

HOLDEN AT 

CROSS ROADS MEETING HOUSE, 
WAKE COUNTY, 

NORTH- CAROLINA. 

J RALEIGH i 

Printed at tfte Office of Wm. Boyla* 

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, laor. 

1. Introductory Sermon was delivered by El- 
der Robert T- Daniel, from Matthew 1. & 21o 
41 And she shall bring lurch a son, and thou shalt 
call hu name J^sus ; for he shall save his people 
from their sins, n 

2. -After worship, proceeded to business.- — * 
Constitution and Decorum read. Opened by 
praise and prayer by Eider Bell, 

3. Elder IVi it a j ah Thomas chosen Modera- 
tor ; Elder Robert T. Daniel, Clerk ; and Bro- 
ther Preston Pearson, Assistant Clerk. 

4. Brethren George Gully and John Phillips, 
appointed a Co mux it tee of Finance, to receive 
the contributions and make settlements with the 
Treasurer. 

5. Church Letters were called. for, read and 
received. 

6. The following Churches petitioned by let- 
ter and messengers to be admitted into this As- 
sociation. ( to wit J four from Wake, thac is* 
Pleasant Spring, Bethel^ Cool Springs and Union ; 
also ine from Johnston, Mill Creek. They be- 
ing found orthodox and orderly, were received, 

<£j* Pastors of Churches will appear in' Small 
Capitals ; Licensed Preachers in Italics* 
Those marked thus *{* wore not present* 
demotes no Pastors 



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7 Received Utters of correspondence from 
th^ following Associations : one from Flat Ri. 
ver,by their Messengers Elders James Weaihers 
and Thomas Thomison, who w. re it viied to a 
seat with us. Another irom Cape- Fear, with a 
number of their Minutes. Also a fetter irora 
Neuse, with a tiumber of their Minutes, which* 
Were thaaklully received. 

8. Elder John Gully, who was appointed to 
write the Circular Letter, presented the same, 
read and received 

9. Brethren John Gully, Simon Stephen- 
son, and John Phillips, with the Moderator 
and Clerks, were appointed a Committee to ar- 
range the business of this Association, and make 
report on Monday, 10 o'clock, A. M. Also 
write Letters of Corn sponden e to the fallow- 
ing Associations, ( to wit J Cape Fear, Flat Ri- 
ver, Neuse, and Sandy Creek Associations. 

10. Elders appointed to preach to- morrow. — - 
Elders Weathers, Thomas and Daniel. — * 
Worship to begiu at 10. o'clock, A. M. Ad- 
journed by praise and prayer, b} Eider Thomas 
Thomison, till Mondav 10 o'clock, A. M. 

LORD'S DAY, NOVEMBER 8. 

Elders appointed to preach, met. A large 
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audience attended. — Weathers preached from 
Job xxii & 21. iC Acquaint now thyself with 
him, and be at peace ; thereby good shall come 
unto thee. 55 Thomas irom Romans, i, .16, u For 
I am not ashamed oi the gospel of Christ ; for 
it Is the power of God unto salvation.' 5 Daniel 
from Jeremiah, xv, 1-9. '* And if thou take forth 
the precious irom the vile, thou shah be as my 
'mouth*" We hope and trust that a divine bles- 
sing attended the labours oi the day. 

MONDAY, A O V EMBER 9. 

11. Met according to adjournment. Opened 
by praise and prayer by Elder John Gully. 

12. The Committee appointed to arrange the 
business oi this Association, v/eie called upon to 
present the same, v hkh was received, and the 
Committee di^char^ed. Also the Letters of 
Correspondence were called for, read and re- 
ceived. 

13. Corresponding Messengers appointed to 
attend the following Associations ; that is, El- 
der R. T. Daniel to Sandy Creek ; Elder J* 
Purifoy to Flat River ; E der L. Caudle to 
Cape Fear ; and Elder M. Thomas to News 
Associations. 

14. Eider John Purifoy appointed to write 
the Circular Letter to the next Association oa 
any religious subject, and be at liberty to make 
choice of the same. 

15. Resolved, that Brother Preston Pear- 
son transcribe the Minutes of this Association, 
superintend the printing of three hundred co- 
pies, and distribute them amongst the Churches 
as usual, with the price of printing the same in- 
serted* 



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16. Request by Elder Lewis Caudle ^ that this 
Association send Eiders to Sampson Mingo 
C) urch, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday 
in February, 1808, tor the purpose of settling 
some business ; for which purpose we request 
Elders John Purifcy, Nathan Gully , and Robert 
T. Daniel to attend. 

17. ^uere i. By R. T. Daniel— What is ex- 
cess in drinking spirituous i qu* rs ? 

Answer. Excess in this point is drinking such 
quantities of spirituous liquors, as will leave the 
faithful child ot God wounded with himself. 

18. §>uere 2 What do we under: und to be 
the sin of extortion ? — By George Nance. 

Laid over till next Association. 

J 9. Motion made by the select committee, 
and agreed to, that our letters in future contaia 
our sentiments on the fundamentals of religion. 

20* Motion made by Elder John Gully, chat 
&|he name of Chief Speaker should be instead of 
^♦loderator. Laid over for consideration at next 
Association. 

21. The Committee of Finance reported as 
follows : 

That there was in the fund last Asso- 
ciation, - - - s 6 
Paid for printing last year's Minutes, 5 10 

Remaining from last year, £ 2 15 6 

Received this year from ten Churches, 9 6 

Now remaining, . . £ 11 16 O 

Allowed the Clerk for last years Mi- 

nutes, - - - - ^15 
And for the present year, - - 2 
For transcribing and superintending the printing 
of our Minutes, and distributing the same, 



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22, Our nest Association will be at Union 

Meeting Howie. Johnston county; b £ nuing Sa- 
turday be? ore . si > cl bu da*, it* November, 
1808, to ; >e held thrift days. W rip to begin 
at i 1 o'clock, A, M'. Elder Zad ck Bell ?o 
preach th« In lu lory Sergaon; In case of 
failure, Eider John PuitirpY. 

23. - -Communion oj the Lord's Suppfr will 
be adminktered on Sunday, at our iux; A - -ela- 
tion, by some of the Elders ol the Baptist con- 
nection. 

Crmc uded by : raise and prayer by Eider Lew- 
is Caudle. 

Note*— The Git k wishes to iniorm the 
Churches, chat agreeable to our form oi govein- 
Bient, there can Be but lour members- from each . 
Church next year, 

MICAJAII THOMAS, Moderator. 
ROBERT t. DANIEL. Clerks 



Circular %itttu 



The Elders- and- Messengers of the several 
Churches belonging to the Raleigh Baptist Asso- 
ciation, convened at Cross Roads Meeting 
Houst% Wake Couuty, *North Carolina, No- 
vember 7, 1807, send Christian Salutation to 
the Churches they have the honour to represent* 

Beloved in Christ Jesus^ 

THROUGH the unchanging goodness 
©f our God we are once more permitted to coxa* 



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vene toge ther at the time and place appointed 
for our annual meeting, v?here we have the op* 
portunity to hear of the state o\ the Churches 
in our Union', Some of your letters j»<tde our 
hearts rejoice wh^n we heard the good tidings 
of the Lord's aclding to his Churches ; such 
as we trust and hope is born again ; although 
some letters in our union, state Religion to be at 
a low ebb ; but we trust you are sound in the 
faith otrce delivered to the Saints, We address 
foa on the subject of Christian Union, in this 
our lette r. Psalms, cxrcxiii. 1. " Behold how 
good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell 
together in unity" Therefore it is of God. & as 
goodness comeih from God, we ought to love the 
brotherhood. I. Peter; II. 17, u Honour all 
th'h'n ;love thebrothferhocal m f fear God,' 9 I Epis* 
tie of jaHn, III. 1. " Behold what manner of 
lort the Father hath bestowed upon in that 'we 
should be called the sons of God I. Therefore* 
the world kaoweih us not, because u knew iliM 
not, 50 

St. John xv. 12. " This is my command- 
ment, that ye love one another, as I have loved 
you." Verse 17 — "these things I command you, 
that you hve one another," John xiii. 34. " A 
new commandment I give unto you, that ye love 
one another, as I have loved sou; that ye also 
love one another." Verse 35 — u By this shall 
all men know that ye are my disciplts, it ye 
have love one to another." I Epistle of John, 
III. 14. u Wc know that we have passed trom 
death uato life, bt cause we love the Brethren i 
he that loveth not his brother, abideth in death." 
I John, iv. 7 and 8. u Beloved, let us love one 
another \ for love is of God> and every o»© 



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.tfxktjqpeth is, bom of God, and &*oweth God ° 9 
he th?«t Iwfwjboti knoweth not God 7i for God is 

. love/' . ' ( ' 

■ Bear Brethren, the bounds .of a circular letter 
•-forbids a long, epistle $ therefore rewember Jo« 
: seph say ing to bis Brethren, Gentses, xiv. 24* 
■ 44 see' that ye fall not out by the way," - From 
the above scriptures" quoted, ■ we are to guard 
against the "spirit of the world i we must love 
one another for Chrises sake i bear one another's 
burdens-, and so fuiifil the law of Christ therefore 
we must not speak evil one of another ; neither 
credit malicious reports,' which invalidates one 
another ; but let- us draw the contrast -in our 
judgment, between the spirit of Antichrist, and 
the imperfection of fallen man ; and the genuine 
spirit of Christ's sweet gospel, by letting our lights 
so shine befor men, that they mxy see our good 
works, and glorify your Father which is in 
Heaven. Let the ministers pull in the gospel 
yoke like a company of horses in Pharoah's 
Ghanotj atid tf&t prefer one before another. Let 
each member esteem each other higher in love ; 
guard against partiality, against whispering, and 
against swelling tumults; for whosoever will 
be kfri(nd x oj the world, is the enemy of GtdL 
-There fore , stand to- the doctrine . of eternal life, 
which is predestinatiop Unto >life, before the 
Jouhdatiosuof the world through Jesus Christ 
our .Lord, and by well doing, pus to silence the 
ignorance of fooliish men ;— the rich and 
and the poor meet together ; the Lord is the wia- 
k'T them both. Therefore love.notthe rich, 
far .Ms -gold or pearls, or costly :irr;;.y or goodly . 
^gparejj but strive foi th*l union and peacs^ 
r«'!uch ..becomes all.Gpd's de$r children, • lb 



sure tp be united in the same mind and ju<3g* 
Jnent ; >metemorphose none of the ardinau- 
ces of the gospel of our Lord Jeans Christ. And 
now dear brethren, take our friendly advice, and 
what you find to this our epistle agreeable to 
truth, hoard it u$ ai a precious treasure i and 
never with it part* whilst you are m your pil- 
grimage here below \ and we pray GW, ynus- 
frkole apirit aad &out and body be preserved 
blameless unto the aiming of our Lord Je$u$ 

MIC A J AH THOMAS, Mvderaion 




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